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Can I still get a Merit?

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    Hi guys! I think I'm pretty much screwed on the Merit front! An art student having to do Advanced Statistics never ends well!! Luckily, I dont need to resit the paper, but I think I've messed up my chances of getting a Merit cos I think i got a C!! Is there any saving the situation? can one still get a merit even after a C or a D!!
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    As we are unaware of your course and its regulations, how are we supposed to know ? Some do an average-over-the-year, others do all-must-be-above-a-threshold: which may be 65% or may not be.

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    (Original post by gbaby)
    Hi guys! I think I'm pretty much screwed on the Merit front! An art student having to do Advanced Statistics never ends well!! Luckily, I dont need to resit the paper, but I think I've messed up my chances of getting a Merit cos I think i got a C!! Is there any saving the situation? can one still get a merit even after a C or a D!!
    I also had to do an advanced statistics unit which covered material I had not even done the basics for in about 7 years. Total headache and I managed to skew all my data and fail the second paper. Going to have to retake in the next month but I am not too worried as I only failed by 1% and mainly due to that skewed data (I forgot to remove a missing value).

    I don't understand your marks. Are you currently doing a dissertation? The dissertation can give you a nice boost up to a merit if you have averaged a high pass.
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    Wouldn't it be difficult if you're taking an advanced course without the necessary fundamental?

    However, to the OP and Politics Student: :console:
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    (Original post by kka25)
    Wouldn't it be difficult if you're taking an advanced course without the necessary fundamental?

    However, to the OP and Politics Student: :console:
    Thanks.

    You are right. It was the hardest module I had taken during my MSc course and had the effect of dragging down my overall average to 63-64% with all my other units being between 65-68%. Still only need a merit to go onto a PhD and I am lucky to have a good research topic and a very supportive lecturer.
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    You've got to get at least a 60% average of your combined modules, and at least 60% in your dissertation. I'm not worried bout my dissertation, I'm worried bout my modules. I'm basically wondering hoe much damage a marginal pass is going to do to my overall average.
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    ...and you are studying Advanced Statistics ? :rolleyes:

    (Original post by gbaby)
    You've got to get at least a 60% average of your combined modules, and at least 60% in your dissertation. I'm not worried bout my dissertation, I'm worried bout my modules. I'm basically wondering hoe much damage a marginal pass is going to do to my overall average.

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